Nigel Farage to be investigated by police after 'take the knife to the pen pushers in Whitehall' comment

Police are investigating comments made by Nigel Farage vowing he would 'take the knife to the overpaid pen pushers' after Brexit.

Gwent police are looking into complaints about the Brexit party leader's speech to an audience of around 500 supporters in Wales.

His remark comes amid increased concern over the language being used by some politicians over Brexit.

The Brexit Party leader allegedly criticised civil servants at a rally in Newport, South Wales.

Gwent Police tweeted: "Thank you for your message. We have been made aware of comments made last night in Newport and we are looking into these allegations."

"I should have said 'take the axe', which is a more traditional term for cuts."

Referring to the comments, Nigel Farage tweeted: "I should have said 'take the axe', which is a more traditional term for cuts."

Boris Johnson came under intense criticism after briefing his cabinet on preparations for a populist election campaign that will accuse his opponents of "surrender" to the EU.

In the Commons on Wednesday, he told one MP that her concerns about aggressive language fuelling violence were "humbug" and another that the best way to honour the late Labour MP Jo Cox was to "get Brexit done".

The Prime Minister spoke at a meeting of the 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs the morning after being branded a disgrace for dismissing concerns about his inflammatory language in light of Cox's murder by a far-right extremist.

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